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Parara presents at conference in Crete, Greece

Continuing her research on the splendid volume Klassiki Anthodesmi, or the Classical Bouquet, and the controversial personality of its author, Professor Polyvia Parara presented at the 12th International Conference of Cretan Studies at Heraklion, Crete, on September 21st to 26th, 2016.

She presented her paper on “The Journey of Elisavet Contaxaki’s Classical Bouquet from Crete to Washington D.C.: historical and political context.”  The paper discusses the ideological orientation of the volume and it sheds light on Contaxaki’s political and diplomatic involvement with American officials and Ottoman authorities in the revolutionary Crete of the 1850s.